Were you recently injured in a car accident only to find that your fingers are tingling or numb? An injury which causes trauma to the nerves in the neck can result in a brachial plexus injury. Injuries to the brachial plexus are quite common and can result from a variety of personal injuries, including:
• Car or motorcycle injuries;
• Slip and fall accidents;
• Motorcycle accidents.
A brachial plexus injury involves injuries to the group of nerves that connect your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand regions. Brachial plexus injuries can be severe, resulting in nerve damage, weakness in the hands or forearms, pain, lack of muscle control, numbness or even complete paralysis in these regions. Many times, slip and fall accident and/or automobile accident victims find themselves suffering from such an injury.
Though some brachial plexus injuries can be minor and heal without treatment after a few weeks or months, other forms of the injury can be far more serious – requiring lengthy and expensive physical therapies or surgeries. Sometimes the injuries to the nerves can be so severe that it results in permanent disabilities. By filing a timely personal injury lawsuit against the party who caused your injury you may be able to recover compensation for your injury and associated therapies.
If you have suffered a head, neck or shoulder injury as a result of an accident or slip and fall, and suspect that you may have nerve damage, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.
Next, speak to a qualified personal injury attorney who can help you recover financially and get you compensation for expenses such as:
• Physical therapies;
• Arm braces;
• Neck braces;
• Hospital costs;
• Rehabilitation treatments;
• A variety of other medical expenses.
Depending on your case, a qualified Woodland Hills accident lawyer can help you obtain various forms of damages that you may be entitled to, including:
• General damages;
• Compensatory damages;
• Damages for lost income at work;
• Hospital and medical costs;
• Punitive damages;
If you have injuries to your brachial plexus or have sustained any other form of injury due to an auto accident or slip and fall in Woodland Hills that was not your fault, consult experienced personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg today.